Photo shows the preface of Vayu. (Photo provided by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology)
(ECNS) -- A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) developed a software to deal with 3D surface models in order to improve the visualization effect of fossil and modern biological imaging data.
This software, Vayu 1.0, is independently developed by the team led by research fellow Lu Jing from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), CAS, and free to download.
According to Lu, Vayu 1.0 can optimize the visualization effect of fossil and modern biological imaging data and can be widely used in various fields like paleontology, life science, medicine, and archaeology.
Vayu 1.0 provides a set of visualization tools for editing, rendering, labelling and analysis of 3D surface models, as well as VR mode and one-stop animation production, which enables users to quickly render and animate 3D surface models in a short time.
Vayu 1.0 will also help museums and schools in science popularization, said Lu.
People who need this software can enter the website of Archives of Digital Morphology belonging to IVPP (http://admorph.ivpp.ac.cn/download.html) to download it.
The research paper was published in the professional academic Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. All related functions, operations, and cases have been introduced in this research paper.